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My Sexploitation Foray: Bare Naked Breasts Galore!

September 19, 2014


It's widely assumed that sex sells. Let's test that received wisdom.

Let's stipulate that there's nothing prurient about clicking on links that display the bare breasts of celebrities. It's practically necessary to view the celebrity breasts, just so you're informed enough not to feel left out of water cooler chatter on the topic.

Let's also stipulate that there's nothing prurient about clicking on links that display the bare breasts of non-celebrities. It's a perfectly natural curiosity, after all, that leads us to click on links announcing Bare Naked Breasts Galore! Furthermore, a lively interest in sex is a sign of a healthy libido.

And besides--we're all consenting adults--(or teens who clicked "I verify that I'm 18 years of age or older"). What we choose to look at in our spare time is our business, and only our business.

Why should we feel guilty about the pleasures of Bare Naked Breasts Galore? Why everyone in the U.S. makes such a big deal about bare breasts is altogether peculiar, given that TV adverts in many European countries sport youthful, vivacious females sans blouses.

And while we're on the subject--if you don't want anyone to see your bare breasts, perhaps you shouldn't take a selfie of your bared breasts and post it on the cloud or a server that's just begging to be hacked.

In other words, if you take a selfie of your bare naked breasts, than aren't you implicitly asking everyone to view your physical endowments?

There's something a wee bit hypocritical about taking risque selfies of your bared breasts, posting them somewhere on the cloud or Web and then feigning outrage that somebody poking around the cloud or web happens upon your photos that beg please post me publicly.

Of course the editorial board here at Of Two Minds has high artistic and cultural values. We wouldn't lower ourselves to post just any Bare Naked Breasts Galore. We have selected a very tasteful set of Bare Naked Breasts Galore for your refined, artistic enjoyment of the human body's delightful curves and nuances.

Did I hear just show us the bare breasts already?. OK, I promised you Bare Naked Breasts Galore, and here they are:

Cue the cool jazz...

At last--yes--bare--naked--breasts--galore--

OK, so these are 60-year old male breasts, but they are bare and naked, so you got precisely what was advertised. Here are the vital statistics of our model:
Name: Charles Hugh Smth
age: 60
weight: 170 pounds (77 kilos)
BMI (body mass index): 21.8
waist: 32 inches

So why not toss the model a few bucks to support his writing? He's clearly at the top of his game.








Get a Job, Build a Real Career and Defy a Bewildering Economy (Kindle, $9.95)(print, $17.76)
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Are you like me?
Ever since my first summer job decades ago, I've been chasing financial security. Not win-the-lottery, Bill Gates riches (although it would be nice!), but simply a feeling of financial control. I want my financial worries to if not disappear at least be manageable and comprehensible.

And like most of you, the way I've moved toward my goal has always hinged not just on having a job but a career.

You don't have to be a financial blogger to know that "having a job" and "having a career" do not mean the same thing today as they did when I first started swinging a hammer for a paycheck.

Even the basic concept "getting a job" has changed so radically that jobs--getting and keeping them, and the perceived lack of them--is the number one financial topic among friends, family and for that matter, complete strangers.

So I sat down and wrote this book: Get a Job, Build a Real Career and Defy a Bewildering Economy.

It details everything I've verified about employment and the economy, and lays out an action plan to get you employed.

I am proud of this book. It is the culmination of both my practical work experiences and my financial analysis, and it is a useful, practical, and clarifying read.

Test-drive the first section and see for yourself.     Kindle, $9.95     print, $17.76

"I want to thank you for creating your book Get a Job, Build a Real Career and Defy a Bewildering Economy. It is rare to find a person with a mind like yours, who can take a holistic systems view of things without being captured by specific perspectives or agendas. Your contribution to humanity is much appreciated."
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Gordon Long and I discuss The New Nature of Work: Jobs, Occupations & Careers (25 minutes, YouTube)


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This Month's entries:

My Sexploitation Foray: Bare Naked Breasts Galore!
September 19, 2014

Which Global Hegemon Is on Shifting Sands?
September 18, 2014

Why the Dollar May Remain Strong For Longer Than We Think
September 17, 2014

Janus Yellen and the Great Transition from Risk-On to Risk-Off
September 16, 2014

Is Risk-On About to Switch to Risk-Off?
September 15, 2014

The Hidden Value of Gardens
September 13, 2014

What If the Easy Money Is Now on the Bear Side?
September 12, 2014

Why Has Classical Capitalism Devolved to Crony-Capitalism?
September 11, 2014

How the China Boom Unravels: One Person at a Time
September 10, 2014

Could the Alibaba Model Undo the Wal-Mart Model?
September 9, 2014

The China Boom Story: Alibaba and the 40 Thieves
September 8, 2014

Stocks Have Reached a Permanently High Plateau
September 6, 2014

Here's Why the Market Could Crash--Not in Two Years, But Now
September 5, 2014

Have We Reached a Financial Singularity?
September 4, 2014

Central Bank Monetary Policy Enables Us to Put Off Real Reforms
September 3, 2014

The Underbelly of Corporate America: Insider Selling, Stock Buy-Backs, Dodgy Profits
September 2, 2014

Labor Day 2014: In Praise of Messiness
September 1, 2014


Is There Capitalism After Cronyism?
August 30, 2014

Can a National Quasi-Religion (Pro Sports) Go Broke?
August 29, 2014

The Housing Echo-Bubble Is Popping
August 28, 2014


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"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."
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"He who will not risk cannot win." (John Paul Jones)

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"Progress is not possible without deviation." (Frank Zappa, via Richard Metzger)

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"A healthy homecooked family meal and a home garden are revolutionary acts." CHS

"Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything." (Napoleon Bonaparte)

"The way of the Tao is reversal" Or "Reversal is the movement of Tao." (Lao Tzu)

"Chance favours the prepared mind." (Louis Pasteur)

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." (Winston Churchill)

"Where there is ruin, there is hope for treasures." (Rumi)

"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for." Joseph Addison (via Susan J.)

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." (Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, via Wayne H.)

"Passive absorption of marketing-dominated media is the primary activity on the plantation of the mind, and that of course is the goal of the colonial overlords: distraction, passivity, confusion, divide and conquer, and the old stand-by, financial desperation." (CHS)

"While we can always buy back into a trending market, we cannot go back in time and recover a profit lost to greed or complacency." (CHS)

"Whatever remains unconscious emerges later as fate." (Carl Jung)

"Any sufficiently advanced cartel's actions are indistinguishable from magic." (CHS)

"We have no leadership, just cronies and puppets." (CHS)

"The secret sauce in an investment isn't the upside, it's the viability between people who choose to share your dream in business or in life." (Eric P.)

"The ultimate goals of making money are balance and independence from money." (An Chu)

"Central planning perfects the power of threats to bypass the system's defenses." (CHS)

"Independence requires independence of thought, habit and action." (CHS)

"Certainty has another advantage: it's more persuasive than hedged hesitancy." (CHS)

"That which is cheap and abundant will be squandered until it is no longer cheap or abundant." (CHS) (3/5/2014)

"The prime directive of any bureaucracy is to eliminate all accountability." (CHS)

"In a world besotted with the artifice of consumerism, what matters is not what can be commodified and bought but what can't be commodified and bought." (CHS)

"The Mobile Creative credo: trust the network, not the corporation or the state." (CHS)

The Smith Market Uncertainty Principle: The more precisely we can determine the likelihood of a trend change, the less precisely we can determine the timing of the trend change--and vice versa. (June 20, 2014)

The Smith Uncertainty Principle: Every sustained action has more than one consequence. Some consequences will appear positive for a time before revealing their destructive nature. Some consequences will be intended, some will not. Some will be foreseeable, some will not. Some will be controllable, some will not. Those that are unforeseen and uncontrollable will trigger waves of other unforeseen and uncontrollable consequences. (July 8, 2014)

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